Friday, September 11, 2009

More Window Snafus . . . and a new arrival

Oops. Shouldn't there be a "Measure Twice; Cut Once" code for window installers? It's just really not a good thing when the measurements for the windows are a little off. 4 inches each!

In order to repair the kitchen windows (which had been mercilessly assaulted by the diabolical Cedar Waxwings), we had to replace the casing for the windows. Because of this, we had the rather new (2 years old) windows removed from the kitchen, and the plan was to put them in Doug's office. See the beautiful, new, kitchen windows! I'm excited that I'll be able to easily pull out the screen and photograph our yard, and no longer have the screen in the shots.





So far, so good. The office windows were then removed. . .



And the kitchen windows were 4" too big for the holes left in the office! While I was at work, Doug and the window installer decided that they had to do something (before the predicted rain tonight). So they decided to go to Lowes and pick up 2 more windows for the office, and put the former kitchen windows in Dianna's room!

And they dared to go where no man has ever gone before (not really)! They braved the hall to Dianna's room, the doorway, and managed to get one window into her room! The other kitchen window wouldn't fit in her 2nd window opening, either, so we have one homeless window now.

AND, at last, although expected this past Tuesday, my new camera arrived and I was able to pick it up at Best Buy an hour ago! The battery is now being charged up; I hope I can remember, or figure out, what kind of custom settings to use on it, and get the correct ACR files downloaded for this!




11 comments:

Beth said...

Those waxwing birds have caused you no end of trouble! But how excited for the new camera!!!

Reds said...

Can't wait to see what you will do with your new camera! Congrats! And love your story telling!

Nicki, said...

I assumed that is how all home repairs go. We've yet to have a smooth home repair! I am so excited for you on the new camera and can't wait to see what you think of it. (well, and to see your pictures as well!)

shirley said...

Great new camera! I'm sure you will LOVE it!

Jeanne said...

Oh I feel for you on the whole window situation! We had problems with our installation too, because "someone" didn't follow the measurements. It's a trial to be sure, but the finished result is worth all the hassle!

Congrats on your camera. You are already such a fantastic photographer (and storyteller) that your pictures will soar to new heights of deliciousness, I'm sure! Enjoy!

Jess said...

I've never had a home repair go completely as planned, so I feel your pain, LOL! Congrats on the new camera- that is SO awesome!

Barb said...

Nice windows! Makes me think of Europe with no screens.

Suzy said...

Congrats on the new camera! woot woot!!

Cindi Koceich said...

I have to admit, when I saw the picture of the camera box I skipped reading about the window pictures because I was so excited for you about the camera!!! I can't wait to see your first pictures with it...you will LOVE IT!!!

Sharon said...

Good grief! Are those guys professional?

Have you played with the camera yet?

Maria said...

Another "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" remodeling story. The upside is that your kitchen window is wonderful!!! And I love the color of your kitchen cabinets; they look so cheerful! Is is the second photo taken in Dianna's room or in Doug's office? It was hard to tell from the fun accessories.